Better You




I love that tumblr has literal 16 year old white kids that don’t know anything about oppression or isms that haven’t opened one single book about these subjects telling PoC getting masters degrees in this that talk about oppression that *they’re* the ones that are ignorant and don’t know how to solve things lmao

Right, right, i forgot about all those great careers one can springboard into with a masters in woman’s studies. Let’s run through a few shall we?

  • Teaching Women’s Studies

-Googles “What can you do with a degree in Women’s Studies”- 

-Clicks First Link- 

Women’s Studies major does not dictate a career; much better than that, it provides you with many unusual and valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to many career choices and in nearly every part of your life. It will enhance your work experiences, your involvement with other activities on campus, and your lives and relationships as they evolve after you graduate.

When you graduate with a degree in Women’s Studies from UCI, you will have a number of important skills that different kinds of employers will be looking for. 

These skills include:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • The ability to think creatively to solve problems
  • Writing and oral presentation skills
  • Research skills, developed in the senior seminar
  • The capacity to discuss controversial topics intelligently
  • Proficiency in analytical reasoning
  • Practical use of digital technologies for various applications (writing, researching, graphic presentation)

Graduates also have special attributes:

  • Knowledge of wide ranging historical and political events
  • Advanced knowledge of issues relevant to women situated in different social and geographic locations
  • An ability to comprehend the United States from a transnational perspective
  • An understanding of the history and interaction of academic disciplines
  • A comprehension of how new knowledges emerge
  • Wide ranging curiosity
  • An understanding of popular culture and its relationship to larger social forces

Employers and graduate programs also know that your Women’s Studies degree means that you:

  • are well-rounded, with a wide breadth of knowledge
  • are prepared to work in diverse organizations, companies, and communities, and to be successful in our increasingly complex and connected world. 
  • stand out from the crowd, and have the creativity and confidence to major in an innovative field
  • have expertise on gender, race, sexuality, and class relations, which are areas for which there is growing demand in a number of fields and professions

All of these qualities make Women’s Studies majors attractive candidates for future employers and graduate programs. 

Graduates with Women’s Studies degrees across the country have gone on to careers in education, health and social services, public service, philanthropy, business and industry, and media, among other things.  They work for government agencies, corporations, non-profit organizations, hospitals, universities, newspapers, and consultancy firms. 

Some students decide to continue their education and do graduate studies of different kinds.  A Women’s Studies degree, along with other prerequisite requirements, can make you a desirable candidate for medical school.  Women’s Studies majors also go on to law school, business school, and graduate school in a number of fields in the humanities and social sciences, ranging from anthropology to the arts, counseling to library science, international studies to history, philosophy to public health, public policy to sociology.  A growing number of Women’s Studies graduates are seeking higher degrees in the sciences, engineering, and informatics.

A study of Women’s Studies graduates was done by Barbara F. Luebke and Mary Ellen Reilly, called Women’s Studies Graduates: The First Generation, found that WS graduates hold a wide variety of specific positions, including:

University professor
Elementary or high school teacher
Health clinic coordinator
Small-business owner
Clinical social worker 
Medical administrator

Nurse, Nurse-midwife
Legislative aide, lobbyist
Public relations manager
Advocate for domestic violence survivors
Television writer 
Energy conservation manager
Film-casting director
HIV educator
Union organizer